• India bans TikTok, WeChat and Xiaomi apps amidst rising tensions with China

    9 days ago - By GSMArena

    The Indian Government has announced that it has banned 59 mobile applications, including TikTok, WeChat, and Mi Community. The reason is, as stated in a press release, the Ministry of Information Technology "has received many complaints from various sources including several reports about the misuse of some mobile apps available on Android and iOS platforms for stealing and surreptitiously transmitting users' data in an unauthorized manner to servers which have locations outside India".
    There were multiple reports from the Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Centre, the Ministry of...
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  • India bans TikTok and 58 other Chinese apps citing national security concerns - CNET

    India bans TikTok and 58 other Chinese apps citing national security concerns - CNET

    9 days ago - By CNET

    Other mobile apps banned include Tencent's WeChat and Baidu's Twitter-like platform known as Weibo.
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  • India bans TikTok-plus 58 other Chinese apps

    9 days ago - By Technology Review

    On Monday, India banned TikTok and dozens of other apps made in China, escalating tension between the countries two weeks after a long-simmering border dispute in the Himalayas turned deadly .
    The news: In a statement , India said the apps “engaged in activities which prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, security of state and public order.” Messaging and chat apps like Baidu and WeChat were on the list too , along with the popular microblogging site Weibo, several mobile games, and photo editing software.
    Why does it matter? Home to more than 1.3 billion...
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  • TikTok banned - here's what you need to know

    TikTok banned - here's what you need to know

    9 days ago - By TechRadar

    Indian government bans 59 Chinese apps and services, including TikTok.
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  • TikTok vanishes from Apple's App Store and Google's Play Store in India following its ban

    TikTok vanishes from Apple's App Store and Google's Play Store in India following its ban

    9 days ago - By The Next Web

    Last night, India banned 59 Chinese apps including TikTok, Helo, and WeChat alleging that these apps steal data and send it to servers that are not located in India. Now, TikTok's Android and iOS apps have disappeared from both Google's Play Store and Apple's App Store. However, several other apps including UC Browser, WeChat, Bigo Live, and Shein were still available to download on both stores. India's IT ministry issued the press release last night, invoking section 69 of the IT ACT 2000 that gives the government power to block certain services. However, it might be hard to enforce...
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